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Chatsworth, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Takes One Life

Chatsworth, CA (October 13, 2020) – A pedestrian was hit and killed on a roadway in Chatsworth in the early morning hours of Monday, October 12, according to officials. 

The crash was reported at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning at the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Santa Suzanna Pass Road according to information provided by the Los Angeles County Police Department. 

An unidentified male pedestrian was headed east across Topanga Canyon when for unknown reasons, a dark-colored sedan driving south fatally struck him. 

The driver of the sedan fled the scene of the crash without stopping to render aid. 

The male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the crash scene by responding to medical professionals. 

A reward of up to $50K is available to anyone who is able to identify the motorist who struck the man on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Contact Officer Curtis at 818-644-8032 if you have any information. You can also call the Valley traffic division watch commander at 818-644-8010. 

No further information is available at this time pertaining to the crash or its surrounding circumstances. 

We would like to offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. 

California Pedestrian Accidents

California is second in the nation when it comes to the state with the most annual traffic-related fatalities. The Golden State sees approximately 3,200 deaths per year due to fatal California traffic accidents.

Almost 1,000 of those deaths can be attributed to pedestrian accidents. These collisions are constantly altering the lives of injured victims and their family members and imposing lasting impacts upon everyone affected by them. Negligent actions performed while driving such as speeding, intoxication, and distraction can endanger the lives of not only the negligent driver but also everyone else they encounter on the road at any given time. 

When lives are lost due to negligent driver errors, family members are often left to deal with not only the painful loss of their loved one, but also perhaps outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their family member’s accident. In worst-case scenarios, families lose an important source of income along with losing their loved one, which can impose even further financial burdening upon them. If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact a California wrongful death attorney. An attorney will be able to assist you with moving forward from your recent accident aftermath by informing you of your legal right toward compensation. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for any injuries, losses, and/or damages you may have endured as a result of your loved one’s recent collision. 

Experiencing an unexpected loss can be very overwhelming, painful, and stressful, which is why the California car accident lawyers at AgnewBrusavich are here to help. Our lawyers have been assisting injured accident victims and their families through the arduous motions of accident aftermaths since 1984. We believe in providing injured accident victims and their families with the best and most effective legal representation available in the state of California. Call our personal injury attorneys at AgnewBrusavich at (310) 928-9081 to get started on your own personal injury claim today. No one deserves to have to pay for their or their loved one’s injuries, which is why we are here to help. 

Note: AgnewBrusavich has created these posts solely using secondary sources. The information contained in these posts has not been verified by our firm. Please contact our firm as soon as possible, if any information appears to be inaccurate. We will immediately make the necessary corrections.

Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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